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Welcome to English Turn

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A Piece of New Orleans History

English Turn is named for one of the least likely things to happen in North America. When a 19-year-old with a Native guide bluffed an experienced English Captain, it undeniably turned the tide of history. The French had been in the (now New Orleans) area, scouting for high ground, and figuring out the land, for around 20 years. The brothers Le Moyne: Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville and Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville- later known as Iberville and Bienville, had been in Canada, fighting the English and proving their worth to King Louis XIV. It was believed that they could find the mouth of the Mississippi River, so Iberville and Bienville made their way from Quebec to New France- Louisiana. When they arrived, they made peace with the Iroquois and other native tribes in the area. This made life peaceful in the area- which was beneficial for New France. Jean Baptiste (at 19 years old) was accompanied by a native guide on a canoe, scouting the area, trying to understand the river and how it affected the land and the area. By complete surprise, they turned the bend of the river, and they came upon an English Corvette (war ship), stocked with 10 guns on each side. Jean Baptiste and his guide rowed alongside the ship and spoke with the English Captain of the ship. He found out that this captain was once a Prisoner of Pierre, up in Canada and New England. At this time of peace, Jean Baptiste convinced the Captain, that a French Frigate, complete with 20 guns on each side, was just upriver. For their safety, they might wish to retreat to their Caribbean colonies. What truly lay upriver was some rough huts and tents, and a few guns and knives. The English Captain, believing that Jean Baptiste was as honorable as his brother, believed him, and turned the ship around. For this Reason, this bend in the river is known as English Turn.